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  • Outlook 09: Bad Or Worse For The Economy Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 1:45 PM ET

    The big questions for the coming year are how long and deep will the recession be  and how it will  compare to those  of the past.

  • Obviously what Governor Blagojevich did in Illinois is a crime, but let’s just take a step back and think about what you want in a politician who’s supposed to represent you. If Blagojevich had succeeded in his plan to auction off Illinois’ vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder, who would have won? The person who out-bribed the competition.

  • With the lame-duck Congress and Bush officials unable to agree on any action to ease the financial crisis,  the Dow has plunged 2,000 points since Election Day.

  • Dow Drops 5.1% as Financials Take a Hit Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply as a layer of uncertainty was removed with the presidential election complete, but anxiety over the economy returned to the market.

  • Stocks Skid as Focus Shifts to Economy Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as a layer of uncertainty was removed with the presidential election complete, leaving the market to return to worrying about the economy.

  • Stocks Slide as Election Fervor Fades Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    It was back to business for Wall Street Wednesday.  Stocks opened lower as the market got the certainty it craved with presidential election over and returned to the regularly scheduled program of worrying about the economy.

  • What Obama Is Inheriting—And What He Might Do Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 11:23 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Barack Obama's election victory comes with an albatross of a prize—an economy beset by a stubborn housing slump and the worst financial crisis in 70 years

  • Five Economic Challenges Ahead For Obama Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 11:12 PM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    In his run to win the presidency, Barack Obama spoke extensively of reversing the Bush administration's economic plans and taking the country out of recession.

  • Experts Discuss Health Care Policies Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 10:50 PM ET

    Where does the future of Health Care lie? In an Obama or a McCain administration? Which is the better option for Americans? Watch the accompanying videos to see what experts say...

  • Election Analysis: The Experts Weigh In Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 8:54 PM ET
    Analysis - Election 2008

    The Dow was up, the polls were full, and there's a lot at stake in this election. CNBC analysts weigh in on the election.

  • Stocks Burst With Election Relief; VIX Falls Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 5:13 PM ET

    Stocks popped like a champagne cork Tuesday as Wall Street breathed a gigantic sigh of relief that the presidential election — and the uncertainty that comes with it — is almost over.

  • Why the US Market Rallied Even Before Vote Was Over Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 4:37 PM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    The simple notion that this Election Day marked a potential turning point for the economy was enough to boost investors' spirits

  • Stocks Get Election Boost; Financials Surge Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    Stocks staged an impressive Election Day rally as hopes for change lifted the market and Mastercard led gains by a raft of financial-related stocks.

  • Stocks Get Election Boost; Financials Surge Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 3:10 PM ET

    Stocks staged an impressive Election Day rally as hopes for change lifted the market and MasterCard led gains by a raft of financial-related stocks.

  • Global Stocks Stage Rally As US Votes for President Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 11:45 AM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Global stock markets rose to a two-week high as investors around the world focused on the US presidential election.

  • Five Economic Challenges Facing the Next President Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 6:01 PM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Calling for an economic recovery and making one happen are two very different things. Whoever becomes the 44th US president faces an unenviable task.

  • McCain on CNBC: Curb Capital Gains Tax Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 12:14 PM ET

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain says keeping taxes under control is key to economic revival, especially the capital gains tax.

  • Why I Don't Vote—But Don't Take It Away From Me Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 3:51 PM ET

    Economically speaking, I'm one of those people who believes that voting is completely irrational. although I'd be one of the first people to start throwing rocks and putting up barricades if my right to vote was ever taken away.

  • Poll: Who Won the Presidential Debate? Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 9:00 AM ET
  • A Great Opening for Sarah Palin Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 1:01 PM ET

    I sure hope Sarah Palin talks at some length about drilling in tonight’s debate with Sen. Joe Biden. Palin is an energy expert. And if she is unleashed she can score major points against her opponent, who has opposed every expansion of oil, gas, and nuclear down through the years

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